Day 1: Turin
Arrival transfer from airport to hotel. Welcome drink. Welcome dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Turin - Venaria Reale
Buffet breakfast. Morning guided city tour of Torino starting with Piazza Castello and Palazzo Madama, home of the 1st Italian Senate. Continue to Turin Cathedral to see the Holy Shroud, (when the Chapel of the Holy Shroud is closed, visit of the Royal Church of San Lorenzo where a copy of the Holy Shroud is on display). Stroll past elegant cafés, stopping for a typical bicerin (hot chocolate-coffee) drink. The tour continue to Museum of Cinema inside the famous Mole Antonelliana and take the lift to enjoy a panoramic view over the whole city of Torino. Lunch on your own. Afternoon visit to Venaria Reale, the Versailles of Piedmont, just outside Torino. The Reggia (1658-1679) was of the main residence of the Savoy Royal Family and now an Unesco world heritage site. Overnight.
Day 3: Aosta - Fenis Castle
Buffet breakfast. Today we are going to take and excursion to the nearby region of Val d’Aosta also known as the “The Vallée”. Visit of Fenis Castle, one of the most famous and scenic castles in Aosta Valley for its architecture, many towers and battlement walls. Visit to nearby distillery with tasting of local Grappa, liquors and local products. Continue to the town of Aosta for a guided tour. Time at leisure. On our way back to Turin we will stop at the Museum of Wine and Wine cellar Caves Cooperatives di Donnas for visit and tasting of local products. Return to your hotel in Turin area. Overnight.
Meals: B - D
Day 4: Courmayeur - Chamonix - Annecy
Buffet breakfast. This morning we will experience the 8th Wonder of the World, the cable car Skyway, an extreme engineering challenge that will take you close the eternal ice of Mont Blanc, up to 11482 ft. From the base station of Courmayeur will reach the mid station of Pavillon de Mont-Frety and stop to visit the highest botanical gardens of Europe. Continue with a second ride up to Punta Hellbronnen where you will enjoy the spectacular 360° view on the Mont Blanc and roof of Europe. Some free time to discover the Crystal Room, the permanent exhibition of crystals of Mont Blanc, take pictures from the 360’ terrace and visit the Mont Blanc room. Lunch will be at Rifugio Torino (alpine hut) that we will reach comfortably by elevator. You will savor locals dishes with a spectacular view. Return to Courmayeur by cable car continue our journey by motor coach crossing the border with France, passing by Chamonix in the Haute Savoie, one of the most famous mountain villages at the foot of the majestic Mont-Blanc. Arrival in Annecy, dinner and overnight.
Meals: B - L - D
Day 5: Annecy - Geneva
Buffet breakfast. This morning we will reach Geneva where we will have a 2-hour guided tour that will take us to the city’s international district that’s home to the world’s peacemaking organizations, and to the city center as well. Enjoy a mini-train tramway tour and a guided walk through the historic old town area. Free time for personal discovery and lunch. Return to Annecy, also known as the Venice of the Alps for a walking tour in the old town and its colorful pedestrian streets. The town, crossed by the River Thiou, offers a picturesque and enchanting scene, and numerous food markets and flea markets enliven the streets. Rich in cultural activities, including museums and castles to visit, Annecy has received the sought-after Art and History designation. Free time for own discovery or shopping or visit to the a museum or castle. Dinner and overnight.
Meals: B - D
Day 6: Chambery - Susa - Novalese - Turin
This morning we will first stop in Chambery where we will visit the Palace of the Dukes of Savoie. Continue on to Italy by driving trough the Susa Valley, located on the Francigena pilgrimage route from Rome to Mt. St Michele. Stop in the Old Town of the city of Susa that still retains it’s alpine style and charm. The antiquity of its origin is testified by the druid rock carvings (cup marks) found in a stone in the higher point of the city. Lunch in a local restaurant. Continue to the village of Novalesa and visit of the Abbey. Here Benedictine monks will accompany you to discover the beautiful Chapel of saint Eldrado, painted with frescoes dating to the XI century, built in a panoramic position and surrounded by an immense park. The abbey today also houses the Archaeological Museum containing the archaeological findings emerged from the excavation campaigns. Visit also of section dedicated to the restoration of books, activity that is still practiced today in the abbey. Continue to Turin. Dinner and overnight.
Meals: B - L - D
Day 7: Departure
Breakfast in the hotel and transfer to Turinairport.
- Welcome drink
- 7 nights in 4* centrally located hotels
- 12 meals (6 Breakfast, 2 3-course lunch with drinks included, 1 3-course dinner in a local restaurant with drinks included, and 3 3-course dinner at hotel drinks included)
- Bicerin tasting in Turin (hot-chocolate coffee)
- Visit to a Grappa distillery in Val D’Aosta with tasting
- Visit to the Museum of Wine and Wine cellar at Cooperatives Donnas with wine tasting included
- English speaking guide during guided tour in Turin and Geneva
- Mini train traimway ticket in Geneva included
- Entrance fees to the Church of San Lorenzo and the Holy Shroud, Mole Antonelliana and lift, Reggia di Venaria, Fenis Castle, Palace of the Duke of Savoie in Chamberie
- Full day excursion to Mont Blanc with roundtrip ticket cable car Skyway
- Visit to the Abbey of Novalese
- Deluxe AC motor-coach as per itinerary
- Airport transfers
- Porterage in/out at all hotels
- Ignas Tour English speaking tour director throughout the trip
- Headsets throughout the trip
- Tips, City Taxes and everything not listed under “Included features”
Ignas Tour Hotel Collection
- Turin Palace 4* or similar
- Hotel Les Trésomes 4* or similar
- Hotel La Corte Venaria 4* or similar
* Price per person sharing a double/twin room:
|Dates||8 guests||16 guests||25 guests|
|01/03/17 - 05/10/17
11/26/17 - 12/20/17
|€ 1519||€ 1219||€ 1139|
|11/05/17 - 07/31/17||€ 1549||€ 1259||€ 1169|
|08/01/17 - 11/25/17||€ 1579||€ 1579||€ 1189|
|Single supplement: € 419|
*The itinerary is on request and rates are subject to the availability of the hotels at the time of booking. Prices are subject to change if travel occur during trade shows, bank holidays or special events and supplements may be applied.